Independent Lens Debuts with The Parking Lot Movie

Posted on October 15, 2010
You know the type — overeducated, underemployed, rocking a trucker cap, and quoting Baudelaire in between flip-cup tournaments. Though lacking any sense of ambition, somehow, you know they’ll eventually rule the world. Take an anthropological safari into a strange little pocket of this species’ natural habitat — a parking lot near the campus of the University of Virginia — in The Parking Lot Movie, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 10 PM on PBS (check local listings). The Parking Lot Movie, a cult-favorite by director Meghan Eckman, is the long-awaited season premiere for Independent Lens. This season, hosted by America Ferrera, features some top-notch indie films that have been or are now seducing film festival crowds across the country. The season features a vast array of perspectives and characters, and will be highlighted by a special emphasis on arts programming. Look, even the CEO of PBS can’t wait for the season to get going:

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